without even the need for a tamper. The powerful 3 horsepower motor drives the 2-pronged blades, which are designed with a relatively dull edge, into the ingredients at about 28,000 RPM. With a bigger motor, these blades are slower but have more power behind them, like a car going uphill in 1st gear. A large, wider and shorter square carafe is designed to take advantage of the power of the dull blades to create a vortex inside the carafe that sucks everything down into the blades without the need for a tamper at all. You can just push a pre-programmed button and walk away. If you need it you can us ethe manual Pulse button and speed control for a little more anual control.I posted a request for a discount code but had no joy. I'm sure its been asked before but has anyone found a cheaper source of T-discs? I'm interested in other people's experiences of buying T-discs for their Tassimo machine. I was talking to my sister who lives in Switzerland but is here for Christmas. She was saying Nespresso is treated as a designer brand in their stores etc in Switzerland and its like a status symbol. She said that she thinks the coffee from Tassimo which is mucher nice than Nespresso.